• The Shock Doctrine Applied to Dance Music

    The Shock Doctrine Applied to Dance Music

    Credit Photo Courtesy Naomi Klein Watch as the COVID crisis accelerates the crisis in the mode of production; the insurrection has come in 2020, but not the revolution. What is the principal ideological force behind what I am calling  “the Shock Doctrine applied to dance music”?  Following Naomi Klein’s thesis in her book The Shock […]

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  • What is the future for music after COVID-19? VOL II

    What is the future for music after COVID-19? VOL II

    This is a follow up from my first essay “What is the future for music after COVID-19?” I was lucky to be able to exchange with DeForrest Brown, Jr. a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator, with who I’m now doing a series of conversations with, about the music industry and the state of affairs […]

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  • What is the future for music after COVID-19?

    What is the future for music after COVID-19?

    Author : Jean-Hugues Kabuiku Published on Aug 17, 2020 In this essay, I will try to highlight the contour of an alternative to the financialization of music. in a COVID world patience is running out, we have witnessed organizations and individuals who called themselves progressive dodging accountability when asked to take responsibility for their oppressive behavior. Meanwhile, […]

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  • Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism VOL II

    Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism VOL II

    I wanted to explore subjects that we weren’t able to write about in the first essay since it would have been too long. In this essay, I explore the link between colonialism and fascism, the origin of the shock doctrine that the crypto-evangelist wants to implement, and what are the links between all the actors […]

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  • The Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism

    The Italian Regency of Carnaro : accelerationist origins of fascism

    Co-written with Steph TJ originally published on Jean-Hugues kabuiku Substack. Our comprehension of the modern world is blurred by the erasure of the past. While researching the populist takeover of a coastal city facing the Adriatic during the volatile post-war period in Europe, we came across 20th century ideologies that explain a lot about the […]

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  • New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #3

    New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #3

    AIRDATE : 22/09/2021 Avid dance music enthusiasts and prolific music critics Mathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku return as Technomaterialism for the final show of their guest residency with New Work City Records. Today’s show is centered around French rap and how it relates to issues such as police brutality, the French Black struggle, Black Arab […]

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  • New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #2

    New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #2

    AIRDATE : 25/08/2021 New Work City Records 送上第二集「Technomaterialism」,音樂評論家 (Mathys Rennela) 以及 (Jean-Hugues Kabuiku) 今集將會介紹 Gwo ka ,一種起源於17世紀跨大西洋奴隸販賣時期於殖民地種植業流行的音樂。 Technomaterialism’s 2nd show of their guest residency – dance music enthusiasts and prolific music critics Mathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku have tasked themselves to re-contextualize Afro-Caribbean dance music within the broader discourse of reclaiming the Black roots of dance music: tomorrow’s show focuses […]

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  • New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #1

    New Work City Records w/ Technomaterialism #1

    AIRDATE : 28/07/2021 Listen to New Work City Records New Work City Records   invites Technomaterialism , group of avid dance music enthusiasts and prolific music criticMathys Rennela and Jean-Hugues Kabuiku have tasked themselves to re-contextualize Afro-Caribbean dance music within the broader discourse of reclaiming the Black roots of dance music. This radio show showcases the prolific work of the Francophone African […]

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  • Dance Music As a Diasporic Musical Innovation

    Dance Music As a Diasporic Musical Innovation

    Author : Jean-Hugues Kabuiku & Mathys Rennela As Black intellectuals rarely live in a vacuum, it’s no surprise that there is a thread connecting Black art and Black critical theory throughout the years. The aim of this article is to clarify some of those intellectual connections in the context of dance music, and perceived influences […]

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  • On Resident Advisor’s Culture Recovery Fund

    On Resident Advisor’s Culture Recovery Fund

    {Originally Published the Nov 12,2020 on medium.com} Author : Mathys Rennela On October 12th 2020, Resident Advisor (RA) was awarded a Culture Recovery Fund grant of 750,000 pounds from the Arts Council England. Much of the public discussion on this event has focused on whether RA qualified as an arts organisation, and whether that grant […]

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